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WASHINGTON (AP) — For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing. But it's still not much. It still won't be enough for many of them to afford housing and transportation and feed and raise children without government aid,...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin on Thursday immediately after being granted a marriage license under a one-time court order because one of the women has cancer. The women said their union was the first legal...
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday designated three new national monuments and said protecting sites revered for their natural beauty and historic significance was an American ideal. Obama used the powers of the presidency to designate the Pullman National...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections." Padge Victoria Windslowe, who performed under the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be hard to believe for a country that's shivering from Maine to Miami, but 2015 has gotten off to a rather toasty start. Last month was the second warmest January on record globally, behind 2007, with temperatures 1.4 degrees above the average for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drink less sugary soda. But an extra cup or two of coffee is OK. So are eggs. And as always, don't forget your vegetables. A government advisory committee is recommending the first real limits on added sugars, but it's backing off stricter ones for salt and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be hard to believe for a country that's shivering from Maine to Miami, but 2014 has gotten off to a rather toasty start. Meteorologists said that last month was the second warmest January on record globally, behind 2007, with temperatures 1.4 degrees...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Despite Texas' statewide ban on gay marriage, county officials in Austin married a same-sex couple on Thursday under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons. Travis County spokeswoman Ginny Ballard said the marriage occurred Thursday, though it...